Children need to have their natural sense of empathy fostered and encouraged. They need to be taught to see other people's points of view. It is important that the consequences of their actions are explained to them in terms that drive the point home.
Until we know who we are and where we stand on these issues, we cannot give clear messages to our children about conflict, violence, or gender stereotypes. Once we know where we stand on these issues, we can begin to educate our children. If they are 'different' because they are peaceful, we can feel confident that we did our best to stand by what we believe is right.
We are our students’ role models. We want to be the best role model we can be! We can when we take the time to reflect, change what is not working or what we don’t like, and grow from the experience.
When fear is the motivator, moral development stops, emotional scars are embedded in the soul, and behavior is ‘good’ only until fear can be escaped.
Obstacles to Overcome when Raising Strong Adolescent Girls